English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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The Drumble

Other OS name in the Parish of Baschurch

Historical Forms

  • Drumble Meadow, The Drumble Wood 1841–4 TA


, Drumble Meadow , The Drumble Wood 1841–4TA . The R . Perry flows in a gorge here . Gazetteer lists this and six other instances of Drumble ( s ) in the county . There is a larger number in Cheshire . The discussion in PN Ch 5 . 1 162 treats it as a S . and E . Cheshire ModE dialect variant of the more widespread Dumble , and gives the meaning ' a wooded dell, a ravine ' . EDD says ' a dingle, aravine ' and ascribes the word to Cheshire , Staffordshire and Shropshire . Cf. Dumble Hole in Lyneal, infra .